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    1. United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      Starting in May 2019, United Airlines, Inc. will have a new non-stop route between Denver International Airport and Frankfurt, Germany, according to a airline news release. United’s new service between Denver and Frankfurt is the only nonstop service from Denver to Germany by a U.S. carrier and is the airline’s ninth flight between the United States and Frankfurt, the release said.

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    2. State soon to be epicenter of Blockchain real estate deals

      State soon to be epicenter of Blockchain real estate deals

      Colorado is likely to become the epicenter of the national transformation to Blockchain real estate and other commercial transactions, thanks to the election of Jared Polis as governor. Speakers at a session today detailing the impact of Blockchain on real estate, during the annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference organized by BizWest, said that Polis was the founder of the blockchain caucus in Washington, D.C., in his role as Colorado’s Second District U.S. representative.

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    3. Northern Colorado Economic Alliance chief to step down

      Northern Colorado Economic Alliance chief to step down

      Northern Colorado Economic Alliance CEO Andy Montgomery plans to leave his position at the end of the year. Montgomery joined the Loveland-based economic development agency as its first chief executive in 2016. He is stepping down to pursue a yet-to-be announced new business venture, he said. The alliance’s board is close to identifying a successor, he said. Montgomery said he will stay in his position beyond the end of the year if his replacement is not yet in place.

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    4. Greeley voters approve sales-tax measures, Erie says ‘yes’ to broadband

      Greeley voters approve sales-tax measures, Erie says ‘yes’ to broadband

      Weld County communities voted on a variety of sales-tax and other measures Tuesday. Greeley voters overwhelmingly supported an extension of a 0.30 percent sales tax for streets. Ballot measure 2O — dubbed the Quality of Life measure — received 15,763 votes in favor and 7,611 against, or 67.44 percent to 32.56 percent. The measure was first approved in 2002 for recreational and cultural improvements.

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    5. Zillow unveils Denver home-buying service

      Zillow unveils Denver home-buying service

      Home owners in Denver now have the option of receiving cash offers for their homes from Zillow. The Denver Post reports that Zillow launched the Zillow Offers service on Monday, presenting the service as one that frees home owners from the hassles of selling their homes, such as showings, additional maintenance and cleaning, and allowing them to set the time of closing. Sellers interested in receiving an offer from Zillow can click on a tab on the Zillow website to request an offer.

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    6. Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting the third annual Northern Colorado Women’s Conference on Oct. 18 in Greeley. The event, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Park, will include breakout sessions on employee retention, marketing, donor relations and a keynote speech from Wende Curtis, owner of ComedyWorks.

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    7. St. Vrain innovation center to host open house

      St. Vrain innovation center to host open house

      The St. Vrain Valley School District will celebrate the opening of its new innovation center at an event 1 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. The school is located at 33 Quail Road in southeast Longmont. The innovation center, a 50,000-square-foot facility that opened this year, was built using 2016 bond-issue money. It uses a curriculum that helps students apply knowledge to multiple emerging technological fields.

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    8. Sphero releases new educational toy called BOLT

      Sphero releases new educational toy called BOLT

      Sphero Inc., the company that builds robots such as the BB-8 droid used in Star Wars movies, has launched a new robotic ball it is calling BOLT. The device is intended as an educational tool and comes equipped with the Sphero Edu application. It will help users dig deeper into science and technology, according to information supplied by the company and reported by the Daily Camera. The company said BOLT is suitable for all ages and knowledge levels. It sells for $149.99.

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    9. CU Boulder sponsored research sets record

      CU Boulder sponsored research sets record

      Sponsored research funding at the University of Colorado Boulder reached a record-breaking $511.1 million in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, topping the $507.9 million recorded the prior year. Numbers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year are preliminary, with final numbers expected later this year. The CU system as a whole also saw record levels of research funding, bringing in $1.053 billion in 2017-18.

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    10. Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      A startup that provides distributed-ledger technology for credit unions has raised $8.5 million. The Denver Business Journal reports that CULedger, based in Denver, has raised the funds out of a Series A funding-round target of $10 million. CULedger includes as an investor Credit Union Strategic Partners, a for-profit subsidiary of Mountain West Credit Union Association. CULedger spun out of Credit Union National Association in June 2017.

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    11. Time running out on atomic-clock station in Fort Collins

      Time running out on atomic-clock station in Fort Collins

      The National Institute for Standards & Technology based in Boulder may close its time-signal radio station in Fort Collins that broadcasts time and frequency information from its atomic clock in Boulder as part of agency-wide  proposed budget cuts. President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for NIST proposes to cut the agency’s budget from its fiscal year 2017 enacted level of $954 million to $629 million, a 34 percent decrease.

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    12. Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      High school and middle school students in the Boulder area will compete today and Tuesday to build the best computer apps. Tata Consultancy Services, a global information technology services company, is hosting a program it calls goIT, which it describes as an app design camp where student participants design apps for mobile devices. The goIT workshop is intended to help students engage in computational thinking and develop STEM skills.

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    13. Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Galvanize, the Denver-based company that provides technology education and startup resources, has raised $43.3 million. BusinessDen reports that Galvanize reported the fundings in a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The funds included $32 million in Series C funding, plus a convertible note. Some of the funds will be used to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based coding school.

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